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Sixty Stories (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780142437391
ISBN10: 0142437395
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With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts. Like all of Barthelme's work, the sixty stories collected in this volume are triumphs of language and perception, at once unsettling and irresistible.


The essential collection of short stories from the man who revolutionized the genre

About the Author

Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) published twelve books, including two novels and a prize-winning children's book. He was a regular contributor to the New Yorker and taught creative writing at the University of Houston. In his career, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, among others.

David Gates is a book critic at Newsweek. He is the author of three acclaimed works of fiction.

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Luther, January 23, 2008 (view all comments by Luther)
Reading Barthelme's stories is, in one way, like opening a nested doll--each is its own surprising treasure. The difference being that each story is unique and unpredictable. This was my first encounter with Barthelme, and I approached with the uncertainty, based on reviews, that he would be unreadable. I could not have been more happily wrong.
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Barthelme, Donald
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Gates, David
Gates, David
Barthelme, Donald
Gates, David
New York
Short Stories (single author)
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.76x5.08x.88 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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